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1. The Biography Channel

1. The Biography Channel  

Hermione Lee

in Biography: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jul 2009
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777226
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199533541.003.0001
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780199533541
Can we agree a definition of biography? ‘The Biography Channel’ examines the difficulty of defining a neat, single meaning for biography. Two metaphors offer different perspectives on ... More
8. Telling the Story

8. Telling the Story  

Hermione Lee

in Biography: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jul 2009
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777226
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199533541.003.0008
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780199533541
‘Telling the Story’ illustrates that different kinds of narratives may fit different kinds of narrative subject. Some lives demand experiment in form whilst others require a more ... More
Biography: A Very Short Introduction

Biography: A Very Short Introduction  

Hermione Lee

Print Publication Year: 
Jul 2009
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777226
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199533541.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780199533541
Biography: A Very Short Introduction looks at the origins and development of biographical writing. Why do certain people and historical events arouse so much interest? How can ... More
7. Public Roles

7. Public Roles  

Hermione Lee

in Biography: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jul 2009
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777226
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199533541.003.0007
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780199533541
What is the biography's relation to the performance aspect of identity, the individual's public role? ‘Public Roles’ explores the often difficult task of disentangling the public ... More

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